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Local councils need support in managing water


Calls for leadership on a national level in facing the country's water problems.

The Auditor-General has released a report detailing New Zealand's issues with its water systems.

It looks at the way councils and the Government oversee drinking water, wastewater, allocation and river quality.

Water NZ's Lesley Smith told Mike Hosking we have floods at one end of the country and droughts at the other.

"We need a clear set of national priorities so we can start prioritising and tackling the issues."

Listen to the full interview